Losing one or more teeth can mean negative impacts on your smile’s appearance, health, and function. Even a single missing tooth puts your oral health at risk. However, we can often help patients in Grimes, IA enjoy a full smile once again with a custom-made dental bridge.
Frequently Asked Questions About Custom-Made Dental Bridges
Question: How do you create them?
Answer: We believe anyone can benefit from a custom-made prosthetic. We begin by preparing the natural teeth on each side of the gap, as they will need to receive dental crowns. We then take detailed impressions of your smile, which will be used to design and create the dental bridge. We will use lifelike materials, such as ceramic or zirconia, to create the dental crowns and pontics (replacement teeth).
Question: When do you recommend one?
Answer: We typically prescribe them to address between one and three missing teeth in a row. They are a perfect solution to minor tooth loss. They fill the gap, prevent misalignment (which forms when teeth drift due to a gap in the smile), and offer a lifelike appearance.
Question: Can you support them with implant dentistry?
Answer: For patients with strong jawbone tissue and no serious underlying heath issues (such as periodontitis) we can often support a bridge with two dental implants. While both implant-supported and traditional versions address tooth loss, the implant version can often last longer.
Question: Do they always look natural?
Answer: Yes! Whether we secure them with crowns or dental implants, they will be designed to blend with your smile and reflect your unique facial structure. We want you to be proud of your smile adn to enjoy a prosthetic that fits comfortably and allows you to eat as you did prior to tooth loss. If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth or about our dental prosthetics, then contact our team today.
Do Have One or More Missing Teeth?
Dr. Lawson and our team can fill the gaps in your smile with a custom-made prosthetic. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Grimes, IA, at 515-278-4366.